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What government programs are bike and ped activities eligible under?

Ever heard of the Question Mark guy? Matthew Lesko may seem like a hokey late night TV personality, but boiled down, this man in a wacky suit is essentially just telling Americans what Government grant programs are available and how … Continue reading

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Safe Routes to School awards announced

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has  announced $26.5 million in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for 64 project sponsors to implement infrastructure improvements and public education campaigns across the State to encourage elementary and middle school … Continue reading

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Grants of $2,500 available for projects that increase outdoor activity

Merrell and Outdoor Nation have launched another round of “The Pack Project” Grants to increase participation in active outdoor recreation. In 2012, the program awarded $12,500 to 5 projects through their ambassador program called The Pack. An additional $12,500 is … Continue reading

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Tips for applying to Parks & Trails New York’s Growing the Grassroots grants

The Growing the Grassroots Grants are highly competitive. While we’d love to fund each and every request we receive, resources are limited and thus we must carefully rank and score each application. Here are a few tips to help you … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process

Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process Applications due July 16  The second round of funding for park, trail and greenway grants is now underway. Applications through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process are due July 16. Amongst … Continue reading

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New Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) available for historic resources

The Preservation League of New York State is offering Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) up to $3000 for not-for-profits and municipalities to fund professional studies that will aid the preservation of New York’s cultural and historic resources.  Prospective applicants MUST first … Continue reading

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No shortage of funding available for park and Trail projects

North Face Launches Explore Fund Grant Program Outdoor gear company the North Face has announced a program, of up to $2,500 per grant, that will awarded to nonprofit organizations that help children connect to nature, increase access to both front … Continue reading

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PTNY capacity grant helps Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain grow

The Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain used a capacity building grant from Parks & Trails New York to produce and mail a new membership brochure that generated very positive results for the organization, which is dedicated to preserving … Continue reading

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Environmental Protection Fund stays steady at $134 million

Kudos to Governor Cuomo for maintaining the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) at $134 million, the same level as last year. The EPF, which is funded through the NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax, provides funds for many environmental programs, including acquisition … Continue reading

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